Does Anyone Know a Song, Possibly from Spain, called “Chichiwa”?

Sarah wrote:

My father-in-law came back from Spain singing this song called “Chichiwa”, and my 5 year old son loves it, but none of us know the words. Can anyone help? I’ve been trying to find it on the internet and there are references to it on a couple of Dutch websites, but no lyrics.

Hope someone can tell us more about it!

Sarah

If anyone can help out with this song, please comment below or email me.

Thanks!

Lisa

UPDATE: Maxine wrote to me that this song is in Spanish. She heard it while on vacation in Majorca. She wrote…

It starts off:

Compania (Hands go around head)
Brassand dah (Arms go outstretched)

I then do not know the rest of the words, but the arms are then in a position to become some sort of creature… where the verse is Chichiwa, chichiwa, chichiwa wa wa

I’ve written to the holiday company on the hope they can help!!

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53 Responses to “Does Anyone Know a Song, Possibly from Spain, called “Chichiwa”?”

  1. Ana Says:

    Hola Sarah:
    Soy Argentina y me llamo Ana. La canciòn a que te referís es de un personaje llamado Piñón Fijo. Es un muy conocido payaso argentino que ha tenido muchos programas para niños.
    Podrás seguramente encontrar la letra de Chu chu wa (no se bien como escribirlo ya que es simplemente un sonido) en la página de Piñón Fijo http://www.pinonfijo.com.ar
    La canción empieza así:
    Compañía, brazos tendidos (o extendidos), puños cerrados etc.. etc..luego el estribillo Chu chu wa y le van agregando más acciones como hombros para atrás , cabeza para atrás etc.. etc..
    A los chicos les divierte mucho.
    Seguramente también encontrarás la música en la misma página.
    Existen varios CDs de música editados por Piñón Fijo que quizás puedas comprar por Internet.
    Mucha suerte.
    Ana

  2. Ana Says:

    Dear Sarah:
    I’m so sorry I’ve wrote in Spanish. Now I do it in English. The song Chu chu wa (I really do not konw how to write because it’s only a sound) belongs to an Argentine clown called Piñon Fijo. Look for the song on his web page http://www.pinonfijo.com.ar. He has tv programs for children and many CDs full of songs. Children like him very much. Good luck. Ana

  3. Sarah Says:

    Thankyou Ana and Maxine for your help! We have just found Pinon Fijo on YouTube singing Chu chuua, with all the actions too!

    Muchas Gracias!
    Sarah x

  4. Lisa Says:

    Thanks for letting us know about the YouTube video.

    You can see Piñon Fijo’s Chu chua YouTube video by clicking the link (for as long as it remains online).

  5. Steve Latus Says:

    If you use Bearshare to download MP3s then type in Chichiwa in the
    search facility on Bearshare and you will get the right version that
    your father-in-law sang when he returned from Spain. You can then
    save it in to your files and play it back as an MP3.

  6. lauren Says:

    the version i no is ( Spellings Wont b Right)

    Up Ya Blats
    Deck Ye Armer
    Vice Macgin
    Dinahome
    Shroulders Up
    Hoftamo
    Foota ma biene
    billie na actre

    chichi wa chichiwa chichiwa wa wa

  7. vincent Says:

    hi
    i heard it in tenerife in dutch and my kids loved it so i search for it
    on youtube under chichiwha and found it.
    it is dutch and i know the text:

    op je plaats !! (2x)
    strek je armen !! (2x)

    chichiwha chichiwha chichiwhawhawah !!(2x)

    op je plaats !! (2x)
    strek je armen !! (2x)
    vuisten maken !! (2x)

    chichiwha chichiwha chichiwhawhawah !! (2x)

    op je plaats !! (2x)
    strek je armen !! (2x)
    vuisten maken !! (2x)
    duimen omhoog !! (2x)

    chichiwha chichiwha chichiwhawhawah !! (2x)

    op je plaats !! (2x)
    strek je armen !! (2x)
    vuisten maken !! (2x)
    duimen omhoog !! (2x)
    shouders op !! (2x)

    chichiwha chichiwha chichiwhawhawah !! (2x)

    op je plaats !! (2x)
    strek je armen !! (2x)
    vuisten maken !! (2x)
    duimen omhoog !! (2x)
    schouders op !! (2x)
    hoofd omhoog !! (2x)

    chichiwha chichiwha chichiwhawhawah !! (2x)

    op je plaats !! (2x)
    strek je armen !! (2x)
    vuisten maken !! (2x)
    duimen omhoog !! (2x)
    schouders op !! (2x)
    hoofd omhoog !! (2x)
    billen naar achter !! (2x)

    chichiwha chichiwha chichiwhawhawah !! (2x)

    op je plaats !! (2x)
    strek je armen !! (2x)
    vuisten maken !! (2x)
    duimen omhoog !! (2x)
    schouders op !! (2x)
    hoofd omhoog !! (2x)
    billen naar achter !! (2x)
    voeten naar binnen !! (2x)

    chichiwha chichiwha chichiwhawhawah !! (2x)

    op je plaats !! (2x)
    strek je armen !! (2x)
    vuisten maken !! (2x)
    duimen omhoog !! (2x)
    schouders op !! (2x)
    hoofd omhoog !! (2x)
    billen naar achter !! (2x)
    voeten naar binnen !! (2x)
    tong eruit !! (2x)

    chichiwha chichiwha chichiwhawhawah !! (4x)

    HOPE THIS CAN HELP U ALL
    HAVE FUN
    VINCENT

  8. Monique Says:

    Spanish: Here is the last verse, so you have all the lines

    Compañía = company
    Brazos tendidos = arms streched
    Punos cerrados = fists clenched
    Dedos arriba = fingers up
    Hombros uncidos = shoulders raised (joined, yoked)
    Cabezas atrás = heads backwards
    Colas atrás = tails backwards
    Pies de pingüino = penguin feet
    Lenga afuera = tongue stuck out

  9. Anthony Says:

    Hi :-) would like to know if you’ve managed to find the spanish version yet? If you have could you let me know where I can get it as my kids love it!
    Many thanks, Ant.

  10. Monique Says:

    Just watch the YouTube video (link on the 4th comment above) and read the post above yours, you’ll get it all!

  11. Richie Says:

    Check out Brigada Bum version on You Tube ,has all the words and the actions to go with the song

  12. Janice Says:

    Does anyone know the childrens song where the chorus is – esta no,no, esta no, no, no?
    Thanks
    Janice

  13. Helena Says:

    Janice, the name of the song is Veo Veo. Written by a Rodrigo, hope you can find it! Lyrics is
    Veo veo
    qué ves?
    Una cosita
    qué cosita es
    .. continues…
    We just got home (to Sweden) from Mallorca and had to buy a dvd with a lot of children songs since they entertained all the kids with them at the hotel….
    Hope you´ll find it!

  14. Janice Says:

    Thanks very much for your help, i am going to look for it just now.

  15. malissa Says:

    the song is called Chuchu ua, chu chu ua , by Piñon Fijo it can be found on his album Por los chicos …Vivo.
    we have recently come back from spain, and my kids love it too, i have found the song on limewire, if you copy and paste either the song title or the name of the artist im sure you will find it like me, its a real catchy song, hope you find it, good luck !!

  16. RICHIE Says:

    I note that people are still asking about song CHU CHUA. It was perfomed by an Argentinian Clown, known as PINON FICHO.
    The best place to find his stuff is on You Tube.
    Best version I have found is by a band called, Brigada Bum.
    They sing the song and have all the actions to accompany same, again on You Tube.
    Hope this helps all the Fans of the song.

  17. dale Says:

    Janice; the song you refer to (esta no,no, esta no, no, no?) is called “Veo Veo” by various artists

  18. geoff Says:

    We heard chichiwa in Ibiza and it is very catchy , i played it on the radio here in the UK and have had my listeners complaining that they can’t stop humming it .
    I’m surprised no one has done it in english :-)

  19. LAUREN Says:

    tjoe tjoe wa its called type it in on you tube, and then click the first one if you just want to listen to it

  20. David Says:

    In dutch:
    Henkie – chichiwawawa

  21. mark reader Says:

    both songs can be found on the following album at amazon…Discominni Party by The Kidz Band

    Mark

  22. annmarie Says:

    IVE GOT CHU CHU UA SONG, I bought in on holiday in salou as my son loved it. The other song is VEO VEO its the no, no, no song. Im looking for an english version if anyone can help. The name of the cd I bought is called hitz 4 kidz.

    Hope this helps
    Annmarie

  23. go go Says:

    if you want it in spanish just type “Chu Chu ua” into youtube theres the clown singing it and a few other people.

  24. Adam Says:

    Hey all, Just back from H10 hotel med viallge, Salou, Spain….Had an amazing time, whilst i was there i won a few competitions, and after i won, i would go up and dance with the animation team to a great song, which sadly i cannot remember…..If this is any help it goes a little like-

    Ahhh sin chet, fine lat and enchuura x2
    amino Areeba ay…Amino areeeba ah

  25. Jo Says:

    I can’t believe it, I have found a site with all this info about this song.
    I have just come back from Alcudia and this song has been going roung in my head for ages hahahaha.

    The staff at the hotel performed this nearly every night and the kids (and a few adults) loved it. Off to look at Youtube

    Jo

  26. Jo Says:

    Also, does anyone know the song I think about a Crocodile or sounds like Crocodilo.

    The staff acting it out seem to do actions for various animals …. starts with a dog, then a cat, mouse and then a few more and then they seem to stop when it gets to crocodile. At this point they prance around the stage clapping their arms together in a crocodile type way.

    Believe me it was very funny

    Jo

  27. carl Says:

    do a search on youtube for chu chu ah by brigade bum

  28. charlotte Says:

    ive just come back from salou and i have this song in my head it goes like “basa lamano a boneretcha,to e lamano, basa lamano, tiene a be celena”
    anyone know what its callled?

  29. DJ MarkyMark Says:

    It’s finally happened!

    Chu chu ua (Choo Choo Wah) by Brigada Boom (Commonly mislabelled Brigada Bum) has been released as a single in The UK in both spanish and english and can purchased from:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0040HD97U/

    and

    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/chu-chu-ua-choo-choo-wah/id388875907?tduid=8338ec6175a26ad6d5cdf068c2c389e4&affId=1474288&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

  30. Pete Says:

    My wife and I (age 50 with no children) have just returned from a spanish hotel holiday and chu chu ua was played every evening for the kids, just love the song and watching the children doing the actions, I have now put it on my mobile ringtone, how sad is that!!

  31. sarah h Says:

    pete.. where did you find a ringtone from???

  32. deborah Says:

    the only songs i know from spain from the past 2 years is veo veo, little johnnys dance, mueve la colita and chichiwawa… there is another one im lost at finding… the lyrics have choo choo in it, recently heard it when i was on holiday at salou park

  33. starbar Says:

    Weve just come back from La Pineda, Salou and the song was played every night at the Hotel Golden Donaire Beach – they have a dvd for €15 with all the songs they sang on it – ive found the lyrics in spanish and translated it so i know what we were singing about :)

  34. jakes3a Says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Its called Chu Chu Ua

  35. daddy Says:

    Hi, everybody!

    Does somebody enything about the origin of this song? Is it under the copyright or is this a folksong? I would translate it and use it by birthday parties.
    For your answers and help thanks in advance!

    d

  36. Lisa Says:

    I believe Chichiwa is still under copyright.

  37. Amy Says:

    Deborah, i think the song you are looking for is El Tren :P Ive only just found it after 3 years lol.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUqAGzmqWR0

  38. party,party,party Says:

    The english version of chu chu ua or choo choo wah etc is by Rik Gaynor one of the members of Rik & Nik the party kick, it’s available from http://www.rikandnikofficialfanclub.co.uk to download free i think! also other party songs that are done on holiday!

  39. wellokyeok Says:

    Rik Gaynor is the singer of the ENGLISH VERSION of choo choo wah, or chu chu ua, i think chiwawah is a different song all together but he also is the singer and writer of Funky Funstars the Haven Holidays song, hope this helps.

  40. Elena Says:

    Hey Jo the song you are looking for is called il coccodrillo come fa => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6zz8fvtzcA&feature=related

  41. catherine Says:

    hi. i love this song. iv just got back from alcudia in spain and this was one of the songs they played when they did the mini disco. they did other songs a bit like this n i was wondering if anybody knew the names of any other songs so i can search them n see if its any of the ones i am looking for :) please comment back

  42. Richard Says:

    LOL! I got back from Manorca, Sa Coma with my two sons and this was one of the songs the kids entertainer sang in the evening before the main act.

    Showed my son the YouTube link above before he went to school!

    Ahem, back to work now…

  43. Tracey Says:

    It’s been released on an album now by Rik Gaynor – now that’s what I call a party – you can get in on iTunes or Amazon on mp3 download. Enjoy :D

  44. Nate Says:

    Check out the French version. Look up “Chouchoua” on YouTube

  45. Ashley Says:

    I think this is the song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTAE0XpN2rY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    We’ve just returned home from a Park Resorts holiday and they danced to this every night! X

  46. snooks Says:

    Rik gaynor – chu chu au English version

  47. niam_love Says:

    hi! i have one question and I hope u will help me. so me and my family went on the holiday. and every we went to mini disco and my little brother is crazy about one song. it is in spanish and english, its go like this ˝con la mano mano,con la otra mano, con la bracio bracio,con la otra bracio˝. but i cant find it anywhere. plese help if you know how its the name of the song :)

  48. Monique Says:

    It’s called “La vuelta”, you can hear it sung on this YouTube video and you can find the lyrics there.

  49. niam_love Says:

    hi! so I need one more song. we were on vacation and they played one song I think it is go like this ˝lo mujeres dice a si a si˝ but i dont know if the lyrics are write. so if you know how this song is calling please help me

  50. K2 Says:

    Someone asked about the crocodile song. It’s an italian song called ‘coccodrillo come fa’. It means ‘what sound does the crocodile make’. Another great song for kids on holiday I europe, my son loved it. It was sung by a children’s choir in Italy in 1993.

  51. sonnyday Says:

    Rik Gaynor recorded the Uk English version it’s on youtube and itunes it’s spelt chu chu uah though not chi chi wah etc!

  52. Andrea Says:

    The real song is german and it calls tschu, tschu wa

  53. Dominic Phillips Says:

    Lyrics:
    http://lyricstranslate.com/en/childrens-songs-chuchua-lyrics.html#ixzz59rv21q00

    Chi chi wa, Chi chi wa, Chi chi wa, wa, wa
    Chi chi wa, Chi chi wa, Chi chi wa, wa, wa

    Compañía, brazo extendido “
    Chi chi wa, Chi chi wa, Chi chi wa, wa, wa
    Chi chi wa, Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, wa, wa

    Compañía, brazo extendido, puño cerrado, ”
    Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, wa, wa
    Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, wa, wa

    Compañía, brazo extendido, puño cerrado,
    dedo hacia arriba.
    Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, wa, wa
    Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, wa, wa

    Compañía, brazo extendido, puño cerrado,
    dedo hacia arriba, hombros en alto.
    Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, wa, wa
    Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, wa, wa

    Compañía, brazo extendido, puño cerrado,
    dedo hacia arriba, hombros en alto,
    cabeza hacia atrás.
    Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, wa, wa
    Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, wa, wa

    Compañía, brazo extendido, puño cerrado,
    dedo hacia arriba, hombros en alto,
    cabeza hacia atrás, pompi hacia atrás.
    Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, wa, wa
    Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, wa, wa

    Compañía, brazo extendido, puño cerrado,
    dedo hacia arriba, hombros en alto,
    cabeza hacia atrás, pompi hacia atrás,
    pies de pingüino.
    Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, wa, wa
    Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, Chu chu wa, wa, wa

    Compañía, brazo extendido, puño cerrado,
    dedo hacia arriba, hombros en alto,
    cabeza hacia atrás, pompi hacia atrás,
    pies de pingüino, lengua fuera.
    da da da, da da da, da, da da da da da
    Is it chi chi wa or chu chu wa?

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